Honorable Mayor, Smt. Dr. Swati Godbole and renowned Paediatrician Dr. Avyact Agrawal speak about teaching our kids the 21st century skills
Jabalpur, 26 March, 2017: With the world moving away from an industrial age to the age of information and knowledge, our education system also must transform in ways that will facilitate kids to acquire the 21st century skills of communication, creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration, skills that they will need to be successful in work and life. Raising awareness about these key early childhood development skills, Sesame Street Preschool, Jabalpur today organised an illuminating talk by Honorable Mayor of Jabalpur, Smt. Dr. Swati Godbole and renowned Paediatrician Dr. Avyact Agrawal. The day also witnessed some fun-filled activities for children like ‘Little Scientist’ and ‘Dress Your Dream’ zone, photo booth with Sesame Street characters and some outdoor games.
Speaking at the event, Smt. Dr. Swati Godbole, Honorable Mayor of Jabalpur shared, “The way we consume information has changed over years. People are moving to online means to search for whatever they need to know, whether it is news or places to visit or to eat. In these dynamic times, the way kids learn is also changing. They are learning through new technology, be it mobile phones, internet, games or TV. But what is it that they are learning is critical and of utmost importance. In order to flourish with the growing trends, it’s critical that we teach our young kids not just the ABCs and 123s, but also the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration and creative thinking. Platforms like Sesame Street Preschool provide young children a unique opportunity to experience world-class learning, so that they can be better equipped for school and for life.
Sesame Street Preschool – one of the leading preschool chains in India – expanded its network in Jabalpur with the launch of its centre at Mahanadda Road. Coming from the globally acclaimed Sesame Street, Sesame Street Preschool brings with it the legacy and expertise of providing high-quality early childhood education. With the mission to “help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder”, Sesame Street Preschool has more than 40 centres in 23 cities which offer unique preschool and afterschool programmes, based on more than four decades of research in holistic learning.
Renowned Paediatrician of Jabalpur, Dr. Avyact Agrawal said, “Brain development is at its peak during the early years and this is the time when they are building habits. It’s important that during these years we hone the key skills of flexibility, problem solving and creative thinking among our little ones. Looking at the holistic curriculum of Sesame Street Preschool, I can say that it’s a great opportunity for parents to ensure that their children learn from the best educators and are prepared well for formal education.”
“Our preschools are built and designed in such a way that they help in the holistic development of the kid,” says Mona Singh, Vice President, Sesame Schoolhouse. “A well-designed activity room which supports the curriculum and activity-based learning has been set up to encourage kids’ hands-on learning. Children often use non–verbal medium to express and share their observations and learning from the immediate surroundings. The outdoors of Sesame Street Preschool has been designed to enhance kids’ fine motor skills with elements like stepping stone, sand pit, target wall, finger maze, locomotion.”
Sesame Street Preschool is spread across India, including cities like Ahmedabad, Anantapur, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Surat, Gandhidham, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Meerut, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Secunderabad and Udaipur. The school offers preschool programmes for 1 to 6 year olds including Beginners (Parent-Toddler Programme), Playgroup, Nursery, Prep I and Prep II programmes. Furthermore, the preschools provide a set of after-school programmes inculcating critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills. Few centres also provide extended day care facilities which help in the kid’s social and emotional growth in a fun-filled and supervised environment.
Sesame Street Preschool has been awarded for its unique approach to preschool education having received the following awards: Most Influential Brand in Education Award by Asia One, Best Preschool in Delhi/NCR by Worldwide Achievers and Best Franchise of the Year Award by Franchise India.
Through TV shows like Galli Galli Sim Sim and Chamki ki Duniya, along with digital presence through www.galligallisimsim.com, www.sesamestreetindia.org, www.sesameschoolhouse.in and the Sesame Play App, Sesame Street Preschool aims to provide kids with a holistic educational experience anytime, anywhere.
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About Sesame Street Preschool
Sesame Street Preschool offers quality early childhood education throughout India with its unique preschool and afterschool programmes, where lessons are brought to life by the fun and furry characters of Sesame Street and its Indian adaptation, Galli Galli Sim Sim. The programmes integrate hands-on, project-based learning with creative approaches to foster the critical thinking and problem solving that are fundamental to lifelong learning. With curricula based on more than four decades of research by Sesame Workshop, one of the largest non-profit informal preschool educators in the world, Sesame Street Preschool promotes across India the Sesame Workshop mission: to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. To learn more, please visit www.sesameschoolhouse.in
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